Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Senior Designer, Microsoft

Microsoft has started a new design group in Kendal Square. We are very interested in finding design talent in the Boston area
This job description is for a more senior person. But we would be happy to look at more junior candidates especially as interns if they have a strong interest in consumer facing products and the love of fast moving pace with lots of ideas.
This will be a tremendous opportunity for a candidate for they will work on lots of little start-ups, use their skills in user centered design and see if their products really work!
User Interface Design
As a key member of the Boston Concept Development group in the CSA division, we are focused on rapidly developing and launching many businesses that will use the market place to gain rapid consumer feedback. Our project portfolio will include a diverse set of highly strategic projects that will solve market needs. We will tackle many industries including social media, healthcare, advertising and mobile. The Senior User Experience Design role will provide strategic value to the team’s initiatives, helping to drive a user-centric interaction design strategy across the project initiative. On our team, UX will be involved and integral throughout the project lifecycle - from conception to completion. Candidates should have a talent for designing rich, visual user-interaction solutions across a range of platforms and solutions.
-Help define, and own UX design deliverables across project initiatives (inlc. ideation, user-flow analysis, wire-framing, interaction design, visual design, branding and execution)
-Facilitate early ideation sessions with brainstorming, storyboarding, rapid prototyping
-Help develop and manage UX project schedules
-Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members/leads to evaluate and extend project proposals and early concept development
-Strong User Centered Design experience and be able to lead customer focus groups and usability and translate them back to the product design.

-7+ years experience developing world-class, forward-thinking user experience solutions
ability to drive results across multi-disciplinary groups including engineering, design, user research, marketing, planning and business strategy
-Proven track-record of hands-on interaction and visual design leadership
-Expert level proficiency with common design tools (Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks)
-Strong design sensibilities and attention to detail required
BS/BA or Masters Degree in Interactive Media-, Graphic-, Human Factors Bachelors or research related field including interaction design, industrial design, graphic design, HCI, cognitive psychology, experimental psychology, human factors or other related field

Interested? Contact: katierae@microsoft.com

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